Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration often occur together with ageing, but Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

Mr. Jaheed Khan also sees patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Many patients with AMD also have a cataract and require surgery for it in order to maximise the vision from the macula. Mr Khan also needs to assess and treat the macula if there is wet AMD.

A characteristic of age-related macular degeneration is when a patient starts to experience difficulty in reading and seeing near print, with some visual distortion usually occurring in one eye.

There are many causes of these symptoms and therefore it is important that the correct diagnosis is made. Mr Jaheed Khan will see you at Clinica London for a retinal medical assessment and exclude a co-existing cataract that needs treating. Cataracts and AMD often occur together with ageing.

First of all, you will see the nurse, who will test your visual acuity and intraocular pressure using OCT, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and other visual diagnostic examinations. Then you will see Mr Jaheed Khan, who will carry out the Amsler test to see if there is any distortion of your macula. He will use a special lens to examine your macula in minute detail.

He will then advise you as to whether you require injections of anti-VEGF in your eye to help stabilise or reverse the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. He will recommend which drug you should have injected intraocularly, and how many injections you should receive and for how long. He will explain which tests you will need to have between injections, to see whether you are responding to treatment, and how often he will need to see you.

Mr Jaheed Khan will do your intravitreal injections for age-related macular degeneration here at Clinica London under topical local anaesthetic in a clean operating theatre under sterile conditions. Having an injection in your eye for age-related macular degeneration is not painful. You may notice a little light or blob in your vision immediately after the needle goes in, which is very short-lived as the drug is absorbed into the fluid system of the eye and penetrates the macula where the treatment is targeted.

Patients sometimes require injections every month and some every three to four weeks depending on the exact pathology and severity of your age-related macular degeneration.

To make an appointment to see Mr Khan call 020 7935 7990.

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Jaheed Khan-Resident expert-Clinica London

Jaheed Khan BSc (Hons) MBBS MD FRCOphth

Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Cataract Surgeon

Resident expert – Jaheed Khan

I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Clinica London and at Moorfields Eye Hospital. My main expertise is in medical retina, including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, and cataract surgery.

I graduated from the Royal Free Hospital and University College London Medical School where I received a first class distinction for my Bachelor degrees.

I completed primary ophthalmic training at St Thomas’ Hospital and was later awarded a medical doctorate (MD) for my scientific research into new treatments for diabetic maculopathy at King’s College London.

I then completed higher ophthalmic training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial NHS Trust. I was then selected for advanced sub-speciality fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital where I developed expertise in cataract surgery and management of conditions affecting the retina which include diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

I am renowned for my teaching excellence in eye surgery and am a clinical supervisor for the London School of Ophthalmology.

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